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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... outlook, Dred advances a positive position, represented by Millie, an older black woman who devotes the end of her life to rescuing orphaned children from poverty. Millie's commitment to and defense of principles associated with republicanism establishes her moral and political excellence, particularly...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of the new Republican party: the long-standing American resentment of foreign aristocratic judgment and the growing belief that the slave oligarchy worked its will by overawing Northerners into a sense of inferiority. The novel helped to strengthen the parallel between these two anxieties by representing...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 497–526.
Published: 01 September 2009
... imitative and derivative aesthetics with sympathy and intersubjectivity, the essay argues that texts created by and for young women can offer critical insight into the twinned processes of individuation and deindividuation at the heart of “republican” theories of the subject. That is, it contends...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 361–390.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Andrew Kopec Abstract This essay considers the politico-aesthetics of infrastructure by focusing on poems that anticipate, justify, and critique internal improvements, from Joel Barlow’s early Republican vision of the Erie and Panama Canals to texts that document the ruin caused by the works Barlow...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 723–752.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of the country failing to live up to its founding republican principles, an argument he would make in subsequent decades. Rather, the more radical and zealous appraisal of the country he offered at that time was that the country’s founding reliance on slavery and servitude meant that it was, at core, an apostate...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 June 2013
... decision making existing alongside or outside the abstracting, normalizing tendencies of elitist republican ideology; they are unreceptive to traditional social hierarchies and civic institutions that supplement the Constitutionally managed nation-state; and they often engage in a more radical version...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
... these ideas in his only novella, “The Heroic Slave” (1853), in which Madison Washington, leader of the 1841 Creole mutiny, declares his independence in a forest glade that functions as a chapel of natural rights. This kind of radical republican pastoralism also shapes My Bondage, My Freedom (1855...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 153–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Revolutionary time and space. By the time of the novel's abrupt ending, Delany had developed a hemispheric context for black liberation that cannot be traced back to the eighteenth-century corruptions of American republicanism. Finally, Doolen makes a case for Blake 's literary complexity by emphasizing...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., the treatment of freed-persons was at the heart of the issues that led to Johnson’s impeachment, from the amnesty granted to rebel slave owners to his obstructionist vetoes of Radical Republican policy. Even so, the question of whether a couple of private citizens could make a little bit of money...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 373–401.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., arguments against Avery’s case, transcribed letters, and biographies of the victim and the accused, the volume re-presents the case to the public for its own 388 American Literature verdict. This appeal to the public as the true source of justice draws on a republican political ideal that bases...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Aristotle to contemporary narratology, and provides a representative example of it. 8 Warner ( 1990 , 150) provides a concise formulation of the tensions inherent in the project of the republican novel: “Even in the novel, American writers consistently regard their writing as belonging to the civic...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2000
...’’ Americas (republican and liberal) available to novel-readingAmericans. 4 In such ‘‘political’’ accounts of Arthur Mervyn, the novel’s historical aspects— particularly its depiction of the 1793 cholera epidemic—take...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 495–520.
Published: 01 September 2000
... founded in the political philosophies of Machiavelli and Hobbes, whose dark convictions undermine the principles of American republicanism. No Melville text invites political analysis more than ‘‘Benito Cereno...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... a civic project at the heart of the book that depends on Tho- reau’s vegetarianism. Expressing no mere private or spiritual interest, Dietary Economy of Walden  35 Thoreau taps the power of regimen, a historically important component of Hellenic republican...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 247–274.
Published: 01 June 2003
... and that tears ‘‘steal’’ down each pale cheek.14 If authorial ano- nymity is often a condition of generalized publicity in republican print 6849 AMERICAN LITERATURE 75:2 / sheet 10 of 246 culture, it is also a frequent token and guarantor of privacy...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 September 2015
...,” Democrats warned, Republicans would “sit side by side with them in convention, hug them in the league room, and when the negro expresses a wish to that effect, they will legislate him into private parlors” (quoted in Rosen 1999, 316– 17). Office-seekers in Montgomery, Alabama, were rumored to have...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 643–646.
Published: 01 September 2018
... republican ideas were circulated and then debated alongside vigorous discussions of John Locke’s model of liberal individualism. Imperfectly synthesized, so the tale goes, republicanism and liberalism came to define nineteenth-century US politics, culture, and letters. Although this narrative was initially...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2004
... a republican vision of liberty and equality that was wholly distinct from a democratic one. But when Ames considered the matter of ‘‘literary genius’’ in Ameri- can culture in an essay entitled ‘‘American Literature he struck a rather odd pose for such a thoroughgoing advocate of conservative Federalism.1...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 275–303.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of American Slavery . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . Foner Eric . 1970 . Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . Foner Philip , ed. 1999 . Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2021
... that electoral representation be grounded in nature’s categories. In other words, the cartoon merges its critique of Jefferson’s individual sexual behavior with partisan insistence that his Democratic-Republicans were an electoral combination—specifically, one whose radical disregard for nature’s social...
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